App developer

As an App developer you will be responsible for creating, testing and programming apps for computers, mobile phones, and other types of electronic devices.

What do App Developers do?

Applications developers will do translate software requirements into workable programming. They will also maintain and develop programs for use in business.They will work with other IT professionals to set specifications for new applications and write high quality source code to program complete applications within deadlines

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Defining data structures
  • Checked Enquiring customer requirements
  • Checked Coding and documenting project specifications programs
  • Checked Building prototypes and designs
  • Checked Integrating with 3rd party applications
  • Checked Participating and assisting in application architecture functions
  • Checked Considering physical program units and data structures
  • Checked Devising possible solutions to anticipated problems
  • Checked Coordinate with the project team and the customers
  • Checked Testing sample data-sets to check that output from the program works as intended
  • Checked Conducting testing and installing the program into production conducting user-acceptance testing
  • Checked Repairing, modifying and developing existing software and generic applications

How to become an App developer?

Step 1
Take Science stream with Computer Science at +2 level

Studying Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Computer Science at the +2 level and securing a minimum score in these subjects would be a prerequisite for graduation in Computer Science in prominent Institution.


If you are not interested in PCM combination, but want to work in the IT field can choose Commerce or Humanities stream with Computer Application.

Step 2
Take B. Tech/B.Sc. in Computer Science or BCA

The common courses offered at the UG level in this area is four year B.Tech and three year B.Sc. in Computer Science or Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA).

Note:Dual Degree

You can also do a dual degree (Integrated B Tech and M Tech) in computer science.

Step 3
Take M Tech/M.Sc. in Computer Science or MCA

After completing the UG you can go for Masters in Computer Science. The Masters degrees in this area are 2 year M Tech or M.Sc. in Computer Science and three year MCA(Master of Computer Application). There is no hard and fast path for becoming an App developer. If you have the basics in Computer programming and interest in App development, there are various courses available online for App development.

App Development Colleges

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Requirements for Masters in App Development

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

Indian (from IIIT Delhi)M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

  • A degree in B.Tech/BE or MCA/MSc in CS/IT (& its allied areas) with a CGPA of at least 7.00 out of 10 or 65% marks.
  • Admission is based on GATE scores/ academic records.

Foreign( from the University of Tokyo,Japan For masters in computer science)

  • A 4 year bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
  • Entrance examination and interview.
  • English Language Proficiency TOEFL: 90 (iBT) or 577 (PBT)

To see the entrance exams, scholarships and UG admission details, click here

Skills Required


App developers will use their excellent communication and interpersonal skills to clearly communicate their ideas to coders, team members and management.


App developers will be very creative in inventing new ways of handling and resolving problems and introducing innovative applications.

Attention to Detail

App developer will be very conscious and careful when it comes to their duty. They need to bring the ideas into reality by having all parts of applications working together for the application to function.


A successful app developer will be a good team member too. They are supposed to work as part of a large team of developers, thus its required to work well with others.

Analytical Skills

A good app developer might be an analytical thinker who would recognize the needs of customers, and create new applications that answer those needs.

Technical awareness

An app developer will also be an expert/adept in computer languages and they need to have good technical knowledge

Problem-Solving skills

Many time app developers will be supposed to make critical as well as quick decisions that would move the project forward. Thus problem solving skill is highly required.


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